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amy robertson/pare nt of special needs child -"if you don't have a child who can come home and give their side of the story ... they don't have a voice and that can be their voice." now at seven ... a measure going through the general assembly aims to put cameras in special education classrooms. the pushback its getting from people in our community. plus ... national guard soldiers will soon be heading overseas. the mission in the middle east they've been training for. and ... a major layoff in the hill city. the impact losing 200 jobs could have on lynchburgs economy. good evening, and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at seven. i'm lindsey ward. and i'm dawn jefferies. a bill being discussed in the general assembly aims to put cameras in special education classrooms. it's a push to give students who can't speak ... a voice. but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. wsls 10's ananda rochita explains. ananda rochita/roanok e - "a bill discussed in the general assembly is getting a lot of attention here. the bill would require a school division to put cameras
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classrooms." senate bill 763 would require a school division to put cameras in special education classrooms. cameras would be installed if a parent or school board employee requested them. however this bill is getting mixed emotions. twila brown/special education director - "i think cameras in the classroom would be a good thing if an incident were reported because then you have footage to look at but i think there are pros and lots of cons with that." twila brown is the special education director for rockbridge county public schools. she says her big concern is confidentiality. according to specifics of the bill .... the recordings would be released to certain people like a parent following a documented incident. but some question ... why only special education classrooms? ananda rochita/roanok e - "we reached out to the person who filed the bill .... senator rosalyn dance.... but
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wsls 10." parents of infants in the town of pulaski will soon have their first opportunity for licensed child care. the ymca is less than two weeks away from launching its early head start center. this is thanks to a federal grant that is distributing seven million dollars to build a virginia. it will be free of charge for families who qualify. the early head start center will serve newborns to 36 months. currently ... the only licensed child care in the town begins at age two. david moore, smart beginnings nrv - "it can be very expensive to run a quality infant and toddler program, and it's out of the affordability range for a lot of working families, so this helps a center that wants to provide it be able to provide that service to the community." the center is hosting an open house february 11-th from six to seven. people in danville come together for a prayer vigil and walk. this comes after a hospital doctors and another person were shot earlier this week.
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home from a meeting at the hospital around 7 monday night when police say two men approached him in the 200-block of mount vernon avenue to rob him. they shot him several times. another person was shot just around the corner when they came to see what was going on. danville's mayor plans to be at the event tonight. sherman saunders/danvil le mayor - "with the community's help and support, this collaboration, we know that we will be successful in overcoming all of these negative indicators that people look at in terms of our city." we will have complete coverage of the vigil and walk tonight on wsls 10 at 11. more than 450 soldiers are preparing for deployment in the middle east. wsls 10's rachel lucas tells us how a lynchburg-based virginia national guard unit is gearing up for a 12-month mission in qatar. almost 500 local soldiers in the virginia national guard are preparing for a year long deployment overseas.
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iraq in 2010...it's once again time for the 116th regiment to answer the call of duty. they've spent the last two years training. now they'll be providing security detail in qatar. known as "taskforce red dragon - they'll be reliveing another virginia national guard unit - taskforce normandy after their year long deployment. battalion commander christopher samulski says qatar is a much more stable part of the middle east. christopher samulski/battali on commander - "i think we will be vigilant. we will anticipate opportunities for which danger will present itself but for the most part we should be secure." they will begin activefederal duty in may. in lynchburg rachel lucas wsls 10. the hill city's economy takes a major hit. today ... genworth financial announced its laying off about 200 employees in lynchburg. we spoke with lynchburg mayor michael gillette about it. in short, he says he's not too worried. while it's serious people are losing their jobs... he's hopeful some will be able to transition and
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voice of mayor michael gillette/lynchb urg - "certainly we have sympathy for the folks who are going to be a little bit of turmoil here, this is not going to harm lynchburg in any deep way, it's not as though the survival of lynchburg is at stake here but there is no question that 200 jobs is a lot jobs." genworth financial began notifying impacted employees today ... most will get at least 60 days' paid notice of layoff. some are even eligible to for transition benefits including out placement services and compensation based on their years of service. farmers in halifax ... henry and pittsylvania counties can now apply for emergency loan assistance from the u-s department of agriculture's farm service agency. the u-s-d-a issued contiguous disaster designations for the counties because they border counties in north carolina that receive primary disaster declarations. farmers have eight months to apply for the emergency loans. they must meet eligibility requirements. turning now to your forecast ... a cool and breezy day today
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mid 40's. for a look at what's in store for tonight leading into the weekend ... let's check in with storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich. jeff ... we did have a light wintry mix in spots last night into early this morning, but that has since passed and high pressure moved back in this afternoon. that allowed for the triumphant return of sunshine for most of the day, although it certainly was breezy at times. and the weekend looks pretty quiet weather-wise. tonight: mostly clear and cold with lows in the middle 20s. saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. sunday does look a bit cloudier than saturday; we'll call it partly sunny with more sun west and more clouds east. it does look to be a bit warmer with highs in the lower 50s. there will be a coastal low we will be watching on sunday, but it looks like all the moisture will stay to the east of us. things will change again for us next week. monday will be mostly cloudy with snow and/or rain showers possible. we are looking at anywhere between a coating-2" possible monday into tuesday morning. this could change, so please stay tuned. as a general rule, clipper systems don't usually
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favored west slopes. this one is different though.it's a powerful one. there is also a coastal storm we'll be eyeing as well.but again, that looks to stay just to our north and east and should miss us. but it absolutely bears watching. monday will be national headlines ... the texas teenager know as the affluenza teen ... is transferred to an adult jail. according to online records ... 18-year-old ethan couch was moved today from a juvenile detention center in fort worth, texas to the tarrant county jail. couch had been at the detention center since he was deported from mexico at the end of january. the 18-year old fled to mexico with his mother back in december after violating a probation deal. president obama is calling for a new tax on oil. he proposed a cost of 10- dollars per barrel. it would be paid by oil companies and used for clean transportation investments. the fee would only be applied to imported oil. crude oil in the u-s would not be taxed. still ahead on wsls 10 at seven ... a couple's dream finally comes true.
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energy efficiency doesn't pick favorites. it should apply to everyone. i'm zach bacon with appalachian power. i'm an energy efficiency coordinator here in virginia. to me, it's all about being able to help our customers learn energy efficiency. this partnership with appalachian power allows us to touch more families in this region that really need it.
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it had holes in the ceilings. it was very cold. they saved our house. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities
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through big brothers big sisters in pulaski county get to have a big for the day. six county and town leaders stepped up to serve as bigs to children on the waiting list. as we reported earlier this week.. there are currently 19 kids on that list. this is part of national mentoring month. the kids got to know their mentors and hear more about their stories. peggy white, volunteer "big" - "during these developmental years in school is the time that you can make the most positive impact on their lives. for me, it's critical. everybody wants to feel special at some point in their lives and that somebody cares about them." big brothers big sisters currently serves 99 kids in
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for some couples .. becoming parents is a dream they feel might not come true. after seeing a need in our community .. carilion clinic hired its first doctor specializing in "in vitro fertilization." we sat down with the parents of the first baby conceived and delivered through the system's new i-v-f specialist. heather and william draper now have a beautiful, healthy baby boy .. alecs .. to cradle in their arms. shortly before the drapers learned they would need invitro- fertilization to concieve .. dr. emily evans- hoeker .. carilion's specialist .. moved to the area to join a fertility practice. most everything is done here except for two days, but even during those days when we travel i'm still the one doing it, so they don't have to go see another provider. just seeing her in north carolina when we got there it just kind of, you know, puts a little smile on your face thinking okay maybe this is going to be okay, it's going to work. as the drapers were leaving the hospital after delivery .. their
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and if you have a local story idea for our "making a difference" segment .. let me know. send me an e-mail to l-ward-at- wsls-dot-com. or you can message me on facebook .. at "lindsey ward wsls" or call me here at the station ... 540-512-1555. jeff will have another check of your storm team 10 forecast in just a few minutes. then ... if your looking to buy a new t-v ... now could be the best time. the super deals you could get ahead of sundays big game ... still
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we did have a light wintry mix in spots last night into early this morning, but that has since passed and high pressure moved back in this
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triumphant return of sunshine for most of the day, although it certainly was breezy at times. and the weekend looks pretty quiet weather-wise. tonight: mostly clear and cold with lows in the middle 20s. saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. sunday does look a bit cloudier than saturday; we'll call it partly sunny with more sun west and more clouds east. it does look to be a bit warmer with highs in the lower 50s. there will be a coastal low we will be watching on sunday, but it looks like all the moisture will stay to the east of us. things will change again for us next week. monday will be mostly cloudy with snow and/or rain showers possible. we are looking at anywhere between a coating-2" possible monday into tuesday morning. this could change, so please stay tuned. as a general rule, clipper systems don't usually bring us much snow outside the favored west slopes. this one is different
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there is also a coastal storm we'll be eyeing as well.but again, that looks to stay just to our north and east and should miss us. but it absolutely bears watching. nday will be cooler with higound 40. tuesday m illve some leftover sn owers place, especially inhe untains. herwise, we look mostly cloudy d even colder with highs in eid-to-upr0s. upslope ow showers will be inhe recast on wednesday withoer weakconsumer watch. an estimated 189-million people will tune in to the big game this weekend ... and many will watch on their brand new t-v. 1 in 4 americans in the market for a new set are hitting up super bowl sales ... and for good reason. wsls 10's erin brookshier explains how you can get the best t-v for the lowest price ... just in time for super bowl 50. black friday usually means rock bottom prices on some tvs...... but the days before the super bowl bring big deals
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jim willcox / senior editor, consumer reports - "our advice is to buy a tv not just because its the lowest price set but bc its the lowest priced set that's going to deliver the kind of quality that you're looking for" but deciphering the specs can be confusing. ultra hd, also known as 4k, offers more detail than regular h-d tvs... but it's tougher to notice on sets smaller than 60 inches. and 4k's not even a factor this weekend. jim willcox / senior editor, consumer reports - "this year the super bowl is not going to be broadcast in 4k and its probably going to take broadcasters 3-4 years to be able to catch up" but certain lcd or led tvs could pose a problem, if you're packing the room for your super bowl party, . jim willcox / senior editor, consumer reports - "one of the downfalls to this technology is that often the viewing angle is sort of narrow" so consumer reports recommends looking at a tv from several angles before purchasing to make sure the picture quality still looks good. screen size is another consideration.... . jim willcox / senior editor, consumer reports - "above 65 inches you start paying a big
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screen size but we're seeing more affordable 55 to 65 inch tvs" even if you get a good deal on a new tv, avoid upsells for accessories or add-ons. jim willcox / senior editor, consumer reports - "they really would like to load you down with extended warranties or cables" the money you save could mean more game day snacks. with this consumer watch, i'm erin brookshier wsls 10. for some ... filing taxes can be daunting. with scammers claiming to be the i-r-s ... it's sometimes hard to tell what's legitimate and what's not. we sat down with the better business bureau and roanoke city police department to help ease your mind as april 18-th approaches. there are many different ways to file your taxes. you can either file online ... a certified public accountant or a tax specialist can help. julie wheeler, president of bbb of western va: "if you have a complicated return you probably are going to want to look for a c-p-a. if you have something maybe less complicated or relatively easy,
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as a friendly reminder ... the better business bureau says ... you'll need a few pieces of personal information when filing ... like your w-2 forms, proof of health insurance, and social security card. to protect your personal information always use a secure computer when filing online. still ahead on wsls 10 at 7 ... a north carolina family claims to have the only copy of super bowl one ... beth rebuck / family owns super bowl 1 recording - "they taped over them, they taped it but they taped over it. cbs and nbc doesn't even have a copy." why the public may never be able
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however ... it wasn't always called the super bowl. it was first known as the a-f-l n-f-l world championship game. believe it or not ... experts say its almost impossible to find a tape of the original broadcast. however ... one family in north carolina claims to have the only copy ... but the public may never see it. beth rebuck / family owns super bowl 1 recording - "the nfl has been really nasty about it and they're like we have the copyright there is nothing you can do we'll sue you. you know you're in violation. nobody can have it."
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copyright to the game and n-f-l films has every play ... so they don't need the tape. n-b-c announces one of its strongest new dramas will return for another season. today ... the network announced "shades of blue" ... starring jennifer lopez and ray liotta ... has been renewed for a second season. the show focuses on a group of brooklyn detectives whose good intentions send them into corruption ... until lopez's character goes undercover to take them down. the show currently airs on thursdays at ten. here's what you can expect to see tonight in primetime ... starting at eight it's "caught on camera with nick cannon." following that is "grimm" at nine. at ten it's "dateline." then at 11 we'll be back with more local news weather and sports. thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at seven.
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